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Hagee Foods Recalls Hummus Products as They May Be Contaminated Listeria Monocytogenes

Hagee Foods, dba Penny's Salsa, is recalling hummus products in the US as they may be contaminated Listeria monocytogenes.

The retail hummus products come in 8 oz. and 12 oz. clear plastic packages and were distributed to retail stores and food service accounts in Oregon and Washington. These products bear Penny's Salsa, Tacoma Boys and Harbor Greens labels and use by dates 7/13/2013-8/25/2013, which are printed on the side of the top lid.

Vegetable trays 8 oz and Snack packs 8 oz, which include 1.5 oz plastic containers of creamy hummus labeled Made in the Pacific North West, are packaged in black plastic trays with clear plastic lids. These products were distributed in Oregon and Washington. The Use By dates 7/13/2013-7/24/2013 are present on the underside of these trays.

Hummus for foodservice is packaged in 25 lb. bulk boxes. The Use By dates 7/13/2013-8/25/2013 are printed on the master shipper labels. This product was distributed in Washington.

The products were shipped from 27 May to 14 July. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.

The potential for contamination was identified after routine testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 12 ounce containers of Hummus.

The production of the product has been suspended while US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), WSDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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Hagee Foods Recalls Hummus Products Over Possible Health Risk